How to get a deeper?
Have you ever found yourself stuck in a rut? Going through the motions day after day without any excitement or passion? Maybe it’s time to venture out and try something new. Something that will challenge you, push your limits, and give you a deeper sense of purpose. No, I’m not talking about skydiving or bungee jumping (although those are pretty thrilling). I’m talking about getting deeper – specifically, how to get deeper in life.
It’s easy to get comfortable with mediocrity. Being just okay is safe; it’s predictable. But the real growth happens outside of our comfort zones (or so they say). If you’re tired of feeling like there’s more to life than what you’re currently experiencing (and don’t we all), then keep on reading! We’re going to dive into some practical ways that can help anyone get deeper.
What Does It Mean To “Get Deeper”?
Before we jump headfirst into tips and tricks on how to enhance the depth of our lives (pun intended), let’s first define what we mean by “getting deeper”. Getting deep refers to delving below surface-level experiences and discovering meaningful connections beyond initial impressions. This may include increased self-awareness, strengthened relationships with others, enhanced spirituality/personal beliefs/values system discovery etcetera.
The idea is not necessarily just chasing constant stimulation but living authentically while self-actualizing at a higher level so as well align one’s passions with quality persuits which satisfy their soul (which can also be intertwined with having fun!). Basically evoking feelings of fulfillment & proud accomplishment (& maybe even find yourself snoozing better).
So now let us move onto ways we can achieve such an outcome;
Reconnecting With Yourself
In today’s working world people often times have adjusted themselves neglecting the importance spending some alone time / recentering with one’s self. Therefore this is mostly neglected aspect of life to laze away.
1. Meditation & Self-reflection
Meditation can be a great way to detach from everything and spend time focusing on yourself thus helping one understand themselves better, as well as their core values/ beliefs . Even experiencing 10-15 minutes daily in the morning or before bed may significantly help.
Further, journalling and taking moments for reflection a few times per week ((preferably outside)) helps deepen understanding of oneself.
Finding Connections With Your Community
A common stereotype often thrown around is how humans are social creatures that thrive through interaction with others therefore let’s dive into ways/aspects related to developing deep relationships
2 Volunteer work
Engaging in communities would enlighten you up to many things beyond our personal problems.
Negativity bias make us focus naturally more on ourselves neglecting some external beauty& rewards that helping within community service could (centring ones energy outward) which boost mood.
During these uncertain times especially dealing with covid19 re-entering society will be beneficial after being stuck at home
Volunteer.com.au is an excellent resource when searching for volunteer outlets near tourist area.
If somebody has even -barely-expressed interests such as environmentalism or animal protection they should try finding causes willing doing extra efforts towards prevention since volunteering does build lasting characterful relations.
3 Daily Socializing Experiences
Having enough friends for light conversations still lags somewhat behind depth oriented connections although it shouldn’t.
This can range between sharing travel experiences over drinks / Starting your own book club gifting experience diaries monthlys clubs etcetera building quality & friendlier conversational techniques allows discussions/topics less rehearsed Thereby providing new insights/mutual growth/happiness
Connecting mustn’t only occur physically but also utilizing online opportunities like Zoom/Skype as a way to know people in locations outside comfortable physical travel distance
Experiencing New Cultures & Customs
Another excellent way of adding new experiences to get deeper, especially during holidays/ vacations is immersing oneself in differing cultural practices and environments.
4 Travel Internationally or Outback
After the release from all covid restrictions individuals will likely be looking for dangerous expeditions , traveling through Asia-Africa-European/Australia provides a window into lesser-understood customs/traditions allowing them examine their own beliefs / culture.
People don’t just travel purely out of curiosity but one can build depth out it by taking challenges like solo-travel(i.e my Korea adventure), immersing locals, volunteering within the same area which provokes self discovery.
Take on Projects with Personal Meaning
Having projects that are timely, warrant some creative genius and personally meaningful goes beyond work satisfaction but translates diversification. Something that you could take ownership over (meaning a project YOU created)
Empowerment cannot come from somebody else therefore set goals/projects intending pushing your growth mentally as well gain livelihood experiences
5 Learn A New Skill/Hobby
Keeping up an active hobby allows unique individual’s perspective towards activities one fondly remembers doing.
Learning something new such wood working might develop capabilities required dealing with everyday things at home while still substituting water cooler talk
One’s may also discover talents they failed noticing before,i.e I once found my improved cooking skills after feeling inspired reminiscing Seattles Vietnamese restaurants’ menu
Whether trying something physically or intellectually challenfing_ This brings about increased confidence levels reflecting positively on thougths
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- Uncomplicate Relationships Even when busy
Ensuring each relationship whether casual/friendly/professional didn’t replace finding “busy” for deepening these interactions Replace holiday texts messages effectively use facetime/skype especially if different time zones.
Celebrate uniqueness of respective relationship status balances in preferences.
7. Get More Creatively Challenged
Engaging with creative arts (photography/painting/speaking etc.) enables self-expression that was once not perceived as arising – this subsequently helps deeping contemplating-meaningful thought promotion
Getting deeper requires a great deal of effort, patience and time. But the rewards are worth it—— increased satisfaction, happiness, fulfillment and personal growth to mention but few.
So get out there and push beyond your boundaries- Go Deep or Go home!